Pools of Darkness
As I wade in the endless darkness,
Tears fill pools that are heartless.
It is the depth I flee
Screams of loneliness surround me.
Filled with birds and trees, peace and harmony.
Why can’t this scene be real to me?
A place that’s calm with tranquility.
At night I drown in sorrow,
My heart is calloused, I fear tomorrow.
Reaching for a hand to save me,
The darkness grows I can’t see.
Soon they say there will come a light.
A time when everything is back to right.
How long do I wait in this pool of tears?
It could be too long my heart fears.
Hope is waiting, it’s within my grasp.
Pleas are useless, my heart cracks.
I plunge into the pools to find my way.
The light is there it needs to stay.
I reach for it and pray…
But when I open my eyes I realize,
The dream I’m in has black skies.
Deeper into the pools my heart drifts,
Until only the darkness exists.
By Bryan Bennington